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The “American Alps”

The “American Alps”

See Best Park Ever Video See Park Video This has been our second stay at Newhalem Campground in North Cascades National Park in Washington State. This time we stayed three nights in Site A6 and we still didn't have enough time to explore the area. Next time...

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Gorge Powerhouse

Gorge Powerhouse

When asked, one of the Rangers suggested a hike to Cutthroat Lake. It sounded delightful and just strenuous enough for us. We blithely headed east toward Washington Pass then checked the gas gauge. We revised our plans, did an about face, and instead headed to...

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Thunder Creek Trail

Thunder Creek Trail

After marveling at the beauty of the glacier fed lakes we turned to Colonial Creek Campground in an old growth forest on the shore of Lake Diablo. It's a beautiful place and we considered staying here but we do appreciate the proximity of Newhalem to the Park Visitors...

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The Magic of Mica

The Magic of Mica

Or maybe it's quartz and feldspar.When we visited North Cascades National Park for the first time two years ago, it was this sight of Diablo and Ross Lakes that captured our hearts and drew us back again. The incredible blue and turquoise colors of these lakes comes...

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Cascades in the Rain

Cascades in the Rain

Back in Fourth Grade or so we all learned about the windward side of the Mountains getting plenty of rain and the lee side experiencing a dry climate. Today we are getting a real life illustration of that geography lesson. As we left the Methow Valley headed west and...

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Lucinda Davis

Lucinda Davis

After settling in at Newhalem Campground we hiked to the North Cascades Visitors Center where we learned we could attend a Ranger Talk. At 3:30PM we were the only two visitors sitting by the fireplace so Ranger Anthony Killion sat down with us and told the story of...

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Happy 100th Birthday National Park Service 

Happy 100th Birthday National Park Service 

As we walked into the North Cascade National Park Newhalem Visitors Center we were greeted with "Happy Birthday!" from the ranger at the information counter. Yes! One hundred years ago today Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act establishing the National...

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Cascades Loop

Cascades Loop

It was a glorious drive along Washington State Highway 20, the North Cascades Scenic Highway. We left our campsite at Orondo to head north on US-97 then at Paternos we caught WA-153. It was at Twisp that we began traveling on WA-20. We fueled up and gave a T@B tour in...

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Cobh on Our Own

Cobh on Our Own

For our first adventure together on the Emerald Isle, we walked the streets of Cobh, County Cork, explored St Colman’s Cathedral, and visited the Cobh Heritage Center.